Resource Review: Bloodborne Pathogens Institutional Exposure Control Plan

This exposure control plan addresses issues related to the elimination or minimization of personnel exposure to human blood, bloodborne pathogens, and other potentially infectious materials. The plan is a resource for exposure control background, issues and regulatory procedures.

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Stanford University



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Clear, consistent screen design
User-friendly; intuitive navigation
Pace is learner controlled
Job-like examples included
Module map/table of contents
Exit option with bookmark feature

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Contains accurate information
Relevant and accurate graphics
Relevant job-like examples or other
Definitions for technical terms
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The following topical areas are included:

  • Engineering controls and work practices
    1. Universal precautions
    2. Preventing accidental ingestion of blood or OPIM
    3. Selecting engineering controls
    4. Sharps safety
    5. Handwashing
    6. Handling Specimens of blood or OPIM
    7. Cleaning and Decontaminating work areas
    8. Shipping
    9. Servicing contaminated equipment
    10. Waste disposal
  • Personal protection equipment
    1. Selection
    2. Inspection and removal
    3. Cleaning and disposal
  • HBV, HCV, and HIV research operation requirements
    1. Workplace controls and practices
    2. Containment equipment
    3. Personal experience and proficiency
  • Hazard communication to personnel
    1. Biohazard labels
    2. Biohazard area signs
    3. Training
  • Exposure incidents
    1. Emergency procedures
    2. Post-exposure evaluations and follow-up
    3. Requirements for sharps injuries
    4. Recordkeeping


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